CARDIFF GENERAL RAILWAY STATION;CARDIFF CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION, CARDIFF

Site Details



NPRN
34783
Map Reference
ST17NE
Grid Reference
ST1819275849
Unitary (Local) Authority
Cardiff
Old County
Glamorgan
Community
Butetown
Type of Site
RAILWAY STATION
Broad Class
Transport
Period
Modern;20th Century

Site Description


The replacement of an earlier station, the present buildings of Cardiff railway station were erected in 1932-34, to the designs of the Great Western Railway's architect's department under the Unemployment Relief Scheme. The station includes a Portland stone booking-hall, with a clock cupola and recently re-installed Art Deco lighting. Platform blocks are cream-glazed (Doulton) and the canopies are contemporary.
To the north, on the site of Temperance Town (nprn 409133), lies Cardiff Central Bus Station (nprn 407179).

B.A.Malaws, RCAHMW, 03 July 2009.

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